Comment of the Day: ‘Defend free speech – don’t act like we’re all equals when we partake in it’

Until we are all treated as equals, free speech won’t be a reality.

Sargon of Akkad and the Importance of Free Speech

You may not like what someone has to say, but it is in YOUR best interest to make sure they can say it.

Free Speech Is No Excuse For Muslim-Baiting

Condemning the inexcusable violence committed by the shooters in Garland, France and Denmark doesn’t stop us from questioning the justification for the cartoon contest and subsequent exhibit. Are they not simply provocations of a minority by the majority

How to Share Your Unpopular Opinion (Without Being a Jerk)

Harris O’Malley reminds us that having a conflicting opinion isn’t a problem, but being an a**hole is.

Is Academic Freedom a License to Provoke Without Consequences?

Recent cases of tweets by a Boston University professor about racism and others have raised questions about what might be the limits to academic freedom.

In Defense of Being Opinionated

Is it entitled for millennials to believe their opinions matter? Matthew Rozsa argues: No.

The 4 Problems With Reparative Therapy Laws

A former “ex-gay” movement leader rips up the argument against laws that ban therapists from trying to convert LGBT kids.

Fear of Offending Trumps Free Speech

How freedom of speech is changing among today’s young people.

Islam and Free Speech: 5 Things You Should Know

Dr. Kashif Chaudrhy calls out hypocrisy and misinformation that has circled free-speech countries since the Charlie Hedbdo attacks occurred.

The City of Lights was Dimmed, but not Diminished. Free Speech was Violated, but not Silenced.

Neal Brown believes that free speech is costly but worth the investment.

In Defense of the Right to Offend

T. J. Sullivan sees the terror attack at ‘Charlie Hebdo’ in Paris as a reminder that defending freedom of speech means defending speech we find uncomfortable, offensive, or scary.

Misogynistic Commenters Attacked A Female Video Game Critic. Here’s Why Some of Them Should Have Been Silenced

“If there was a push to block trolls and their commentary, you would deny them their voice and reduce their opinions to irrelevance,” writes Angelus Morningstar.

Dawn Of Irony On The Planet Of The Apes

Kurt Baumeister calls out Gary Oldman on his irony.

The Positive Legacy of Fred Phelps

Without meaning to, the late hatemonger did one good thing for tolerance in America.

On Not Speaking For Other People

Are you speaking up for others, or are you shouting them down?